Carole Smith

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Biography

Previous Course Leader for the BSc Hons in Counselling Studies; Senior Lecturer on BSc Hons Psychology with Counselling. Previously Course Leader for MSc in Counselling Studies - vocational training. Senior Lecturer in Higher Education since 1990 in Midwifery - combined theory and practice. Early career in Nursing; Key achievements: received 'Surgical Nurse of the Year' award.  Midwifery training, Key achievement: Advanced Midwifery award in 1984.Worked as a midwifery manager in the NHS 1983-1988. Key achievement: PGCEA from University of Surrey in 1990.  Moved into Counselling and Psychotherapy in 1996; Key achievement:   MSc in Counselling from the University of Nottingham  in 1999; Key achievement: Work in Ethiopia with HIV and Aids; Key achievement: Gestsalt Psychotherapy training - completed in 2005. Currently practising as a gestalt  psychotherapist , professionally registered with the UKCP. Completing Professional Doctorate focusing on how therapists use their personal development group experience in their client work. Presented work at the BACP research conference in 2016 and Middlesex University in Dubai 2017.  Book published in Oct 2019 on Personal Development Groups for trainee Counsellors; Currently working as an organisational consultant and clinical supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy training. Training consultant with the Manchester Gestalt Centre.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Psychotherapy
  • Personal Development
  • Trauma
  • Supervision and Training
  • Body trauma
  • Diversity in counselling practice
  • Personal development
  • Reflection used as an evaluative tool

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  • Retrospective accounts of emotional experiences during personal development groups in qualified counsellors and psychotherapists

    Smith, C. & Burr, V., 1 Mar 2022, In: Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 22, 1, p. 238-249 12 p.

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  • A historical overview of personal development groups

    Smith, C., 8 Oct 2019, Personal Development Groups for Trainee Counsellors: An Essential Companion. Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 16-23 8 p.

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  • Conclusion

    Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C., 8 Oct 2019, Personal Development Groups for Trainee Counsellors: An Essential Companion. Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 178-179 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  • Experiences of personal development groups: A research base

    Smith, C., 8 Oct 2019, Personal Development Groups for Trainee Counsellors: An Essential Companion. Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 50-61 12 p.

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  • Introduction

    Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C., 8 Oct 2019, Personal Development Groups for Trainee Counsellors: An Essential Companion. Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review